Journal of Health and Medicine

Health

Low Sodium Diet

Guidelines for Low Sodium Diet

The use of salt in food is an acquired taste and sometimes just a habit. Salt is a chemical made up of 40 percent sodium and 60 percent chloride. Although the body must have sodium, most people eat far more than they need. Sodium in salt may contribute to high blood pressures in some people.

Chemicals in Foods and Drinks

Chemicals in Foods and Drinks

Clinical ecologists link allergies as major factors in good or poor mental health. But how many of us have considered the possibility that the foods we eat or the chemicals we inhale may affect our health in quite dramatic ways. In a new branch of behavioral science, known as clinical ecology, where doctors from different

Fungi as Food

Fungi as Food

The edible qualities of toadstools and mushrooms have been known since ancient days. The ancient Greeks and Romans were experts in the discrimination of edible species. The common opinion, that there is but one edible fungus, the mushroom, and that all others are undesirable toadstools, is a mistake. There is undoubtedly a greater number of

Can Food Additives Cause Allergies

Can Food Additives Cause Allergies?

Some people peel a potato and get itchy hands, some put on a lipstick and get swollen lips or walk into the sun and sneeze. Some wake up with asthma, others just feel tired all the time. Allergies have probably plagued us for generations, but it is only recently that the medical and scientific professions

Reduce the Risk Factors Leading to Strokes

Reduce the Risk Factors Leading to Strokes

You can protect yourself by cutting down your risk factors. An isolated risk factor is unlikely to cause trouble, but an accumulative effect means that the more you have, the greater the risk. The factors include: High blood pressure: This is probably the single most important factor that you can influence. Reducing high blood pressure

Asthma in Children

Asthma in Children

Asthma often begins in childhood. The disease often has a high nuisance value and if the child loses many days from school it is a great handicap. Repeated attacks bring about changes in the growing chest wall and spine. Pigeon chest, curvature of the spine and round shoulders may result. Asthmatic children sometimes suffer from

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension does not mean you are suffering from nerves, stress or tension, as the name seems to imply, although many are tense, up-tight individuals. This is the doctor’s medical term which simply means elevated blood pressure. We all have a certain level of blood pressure. If we didn’t the blood would not be able to

Pediculosis Treatment

Pediculosis Treatment

Many children are diagnosed as having head lice and/or nits when in fact they either have many dead nits in their hair, or are suffering from a condition known as pseudo-pediculosis – protein globules on the hairshafts. resembling nits but caused by overtreatment of the original infestation. Because of this, many children are sent home

What is Tetanus

What is Tetanus?

Tetanus is the medical name for the disease commonly known as lock-jaw. It is caused by the tetanus bacillus. This tiny but resistant germ gives off a poison which acts upon the nervous system and affects the muscles, causing violent spasms; often the jaw muscles are affected, causing locking of the jaws. The tetanus germ

Oral Hygiene and Dental Health

Oral Hygiene and Dental Health

The mouth is the gateway for all food and nourishment that the body receives. It is also, unfortunately, a gateway for germs, and a lumping-off position for many dangerous infections. This warm, moist cavity is a favorite breeding place for bacteria – the bacteria that cause teeth to decay, and bring about a subsequent breakdown

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